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Director, Center on Aging and Health
David Roth

Departmental Affiliations

School of Medicine
Epidemiology of Aging

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Info

2024 E. Monument Street, Suite 2-700

Research Interests

Caregiving; stroke; gerontology; behavioral research; applied statistical modeling
Experiences & Accomplishments
University of Kansas
University of Kansas
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Dr. Roth is the Director of the interdisciplinary Center on Aging and Health (COAH) at Johns Hopkins University and a Professor in the Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine.  He has joint appointments as a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and the Department of Biostatistics of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He also serves as the Director of the Edward R. Roybal Center for translational research. Dr. Roth has over 25 years of experience as an investigator in the areas of gerontology, behavioral research, and applied statistical modeling.  He has specific interests in the psychosocial aspects of chronic health conditions, both for patients and their family caregivers.  This includes considerable experience investigating the effects of disabling neurological conditions such as dementia and stroke-related disabilities. He also serves as a senior biostatistician and a research design expert on many investigative teams. Areas of statistical expertise include longitudinal analysis methods, structural equation modeling, latent variable approaches, and mediation modeling.
Honors & Awards
Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentorship, Graduate School, UAB, 2010.
Social and Behavioral Science Research in Aging Award, Center for Aging, UAB, 2004.
Presidential Teaching Award Nominee, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, UAB, 1998.
Helga Vigliano Scholarship, University of Kansas, 1982-1983.
National Institute of Mental Health Traineeship, Univ. of Kansas, 1981-1982.
Phi Beta Kappa, University of North Dakota, 1980.
Select Publications
Recent publications:
  • Roth, D. L., Sheehan, O. C., Huang, J., Rhodes, J. D., Judd, S. E., Kilgore, M., Kissela, B., Bettger, J. P., & Haley, W. E. (2016). Medicare claims indicators of healthcare utilization differences after hospitalization for ischemic stroke: Race, gender, and caregiving effects. International Journal of Stroke, 11, 928-934.
  • Roth, D. L., Skarupski, K. A., Crews, D. C., Howard, V. J., & Locher, J. L. (2016). Distinct age and self-rated health crossover mortality effects for African Americans: Evidence from a national cohort study. Social Science and Medicine, 156, 12-20.
  • Amjad, H., Roth, D. L., Samus, Q. M., Yasar, S. & Wolff, J. L. (2016). Potentially unsafe activities and living conditions in older adults with dementia. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 64, 1223-1232.
  • Roth, D. L., Fredman, L., & Haley, W. E. (2015). Informal caregiving and its impact on health: A reappraisal from population-based studies. The Gerontologist, 55, 309-319.
  • Roth, D. L., Haley, W. E., Hovater, M., Perkins, M., Wadley, V. G., & Judd, S. (2013). Family caregiving and all-cause mortality: Findings from a population-based propensity-matched analysis. American Journal of Epidemiology, 178, 1571-1578.